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Oct202011

MAN ABOUT TOWN LOS ANGELES: THE COLLECTION OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR 

THE COLLECTION OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR

MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER

OCTOBER 13-16, 2011

In celebration of the extraordinary life and legacy of Elizabeth Taylor, Christie's is honored to open the window into the public and private world of a true icon. Elizabeth Taylor played many roles in her time: international film and fashion star, loving mother, successful businesswoman and brave and generous humanitarian. Miss Taylor's collection of her cherished and fabulous jewels, fashion, art, decorative arts and memorabilia will form a landmark series of public exhibitions and special events culminating in four consecutive days of sales which will make auction history. For this pivotal event, slated for December 3 to December 16, 2011, Christie's New York will devote its Rockefeller Center gallery space to the public exhibition and sales.

In keeping with Elizabeth Taylor's life-long devotion to humanitarian causes, Christie's is pleased to announce that a portion of the monies generated by exhibition admissions, events and select publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). Founded in l991, ETAF provides funding to AIDS service organizations throughout the world to assist those living with HIV and AIDS.

INFO: 212 468 7199

Exhibition Tour Schedule:

Moscow

GUM, Red Square 3

15 September 11am-6pm

16 September 11am-6pm

London

Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James's

24 September 9:30am-5:30pm

25 September 9:30am-5:30pm

26 September 9:30am-12:30pm

Los Angeles

MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

13 October 12pm-5pm

14 October 12pm-7:30pm

15 October 10am-7:30pm

16 October 10am-4:30pm

 Dubai

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road 

23 October 2pm-10pm

Geneva

Four Seasons Hotel, 33 quai des Bergues

11 November 10am-6pm 

12 November 10am-6pm

Paris

Christie's, 9 avenue Matignon

16 November 12pm – 12am

17 November 10am – 12pm

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center , Wanchai

24-27 November

Viewing times to be announced

New York

Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza

3-12 December

Viewing times to be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GOOD:  Emeralds, Diamonds, Rubies…oh my!  Ms. Taylor’s jewelry box was indeed quite full!  Even though only 80 pieces of the collection (jewelry, art, haute couture fashion and accessories) where shown at the Los Angeles exhibit, it was easy to grasp the magnitude of her career and the wealth it brought her. 
The exhibit was bathed in lavender and purple with photos, murals and quotes adorning each and every wall.   Star worshippers walked silently at they paid tribute to the icon, screen legend and humanitarian; it was almost like they expected her to be lying in state.
It was the perfect tribute to a woman who gave so much back.
THE BAD: This exhibit sold out in Los Angeles .  So, if you missed it, you will have to see it in New York (December 3-12, 2011). 
The auction for her jewelry and gowns takes place December 13th-16th. 
NOTE:  The Impressionist and Modern Art will go up for auction at Christie’s London from February 7-8, 2012.


THE UGLY:  Extra hours were added to the Los Angeles exhibit in order to accommodate the large number of people interested in seeing the exhibit; unfortunately the ticket price went from $20 to $50 for those last minute ticket seekers.

MY SCORE:  *****

(5 OUT OF 5 STARS)   

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